Yet another judicial dispute for former US President Donald Trump. After the search by FBI agents of his villa in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, as part of the investigation into 15 cartons of classified documents that Trump allegedly took away from White House after the end of his mandate, the Tycoon faces other allegations in the investigation into the tax returns of the Trump Organization. Dark times for “The Donald” from a judicial point of view, therefore, but not from a political point of view. The Republican candidate backed by the former president, Tim Michelsin fact, he won the primary as governor of the Wisconsin beating Rebecca Kleefischsupported by the former vice president Mike Pence and the conservative state establishment. Michels ran his entire election campaign riding on the theories of Trumpincluding that of the stolen 2020 election.
Trouble with the taxman – The former president did not answer questions from the New York Attorney General, Letitia James, as part of the investigation into the Trump Organization’s tax statements and his business practices as a real estate mogul before becoming the 45th President of the United States. According to the indictment, in fact, the Tycoon would have inflated the value of its assets to be able to obtain financial conditions more advantageous. “I’ll see the attorney general tomorrow racist of New York for the continuation of the largest witch hunt in the history of Use“, He had commented contemptuously last night the former president on his Truth Social. “My big company, and myself, are being attacked from all sides. Banana Republic! ”. In addition, a federal appellate court upheld the ruling issued by a lower judge, according to which the Chamber of representatives can have access to yours tax returns despite its status as former president. However, the legal battle it is not yet concluded, as Trump’s lawyers will certainly appeal to the Supreme Court, the last court of appeal in the judicial process of the affair. If at least four (out of nine) judges vote to review the appeal, this could postpone the final ruling until next year. Meanwhile, i republicans they may have regained a majority of the House in November’s mid-term elections, and decide to cancel the request to examine the former president’s tax documents. In refusing to submit their tax returns to public opinion, Trump broke the established tradition followed by his predecessors in the modern era.
The search in Mar-a-Lago – Now, however, Trump must also face the consequences of search by the FBI at his residence in Mar-a-Lago looking for papers that the Tycoon may have brought with it after leaving White House. And precisely on the operation of the feds, the former president wanted to say that, given the prohibition for his staff and his lawyers to approach and attend the “raid on Mar-Lago”, the agents “wanted to be alone without any witness that he could see what they were doing, taking or hopefully not placing evidence. Why did they insist on having no one? No raid has ever been there for Obama or Clinton despite the great problems they had ”.
The conspiracy theories have already begun to circulate, especially among supporters of the former president. Among these is also the one according to which the search would be the result of tip of a spy present in Mar-a-Lago, one “Traitor mole” who would report information to the FBI. The mole, they argue, passed information and evidence on what really was in Mar-a-Lago to the feds. This would have led to 9 hours of search and the collection of ten boxes of material. The FBI blitz at the Trump home, according to Wall Street Journalis not part of the State Department investigation on January 6th. The 30 federal agents sifted through the private area of Mar-a-Lago, also searching the closet of former first lady Melania and spending hours in Trump’s confidential office. New York Post citing some sources. According to Washington Post the FBI raid was aimed at ascertaining whether the former president or his allies had surrendered or minus government-owned documents and other materials. Authorities have begun to doubt Trump’s returned documents in recent months, suspecting that some had been withheld by the former president. The American Minister of Justice Merrick Garland for this he ended up in the crosshairs of the Republican party. Not even the director of the FBI escapes the attacks, Christopher Wray, appointed by the former president. Compact Republicans ask them for an explanation for an action swithout precedent. “It is necessary to explain what led to” the search, says the leader of the Republicans in the Senate, Mitch McConnelthere, giving voice to the discontent of his party. The Department of Justice does not comment. Mouths also sewn to the FBI.
The agents seized the cell phone of the Republican deputy Scott Perryally of Donald Trump, as told by Perry to the Fox, pointing out that he was approached in the past few hours by three agents who presented him with a warrant and confiscated the phone. “They made no attempt to contact my attorney – stated Perry again – I am outraged, but not surprisedfor the fact that the FBI, under the direction of Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice, seized the cell phone of a member of the Congress in charge”. And he added: “My phone contains information about my legislative and political activities, private conversations with mine wife, my family, constituents and friends. None of this is the government’s business ”.
The action of the Federal Bureau has also sparked a controversy among the electorate: “It’s war” Conservative commentator Steven Crowder tweeted to his folks 1.9 million followers. An anger shared online by many supporters of the former president. “This means war,” wrote The Gateway Pundit, a pro-Trump publication. A post also bounced on Telegram thanks to an account linked to Stephen Bannon. The blitz “shows what many of us have been saying for some time. We’re at war, ”said Joe Kent, a Trump-backed House candidate, speaking on the ‘Bannon’s War Room’ podcast. The harsh language e violent political experts worry. While not directly translating into physical confrontation, it creates an atmosphere of violence that slowly becomes more and more accepted.